United States.- The government of the United States headed by President Joe Biden announced this Friday new sanctions against the National Revolutionary Policy of Cuba, as part of the measures of the North American country to pressure the Cuban government after the protests registered at the beginning of the month on the island.
According to what was reported by the Biden administration, the National Revolutionary Policy, as well as its director Óscar Celleja Valcase and Deputy Director Eddie Sierra are eligible for the sanctions announced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury.
“We hear the cries that demand freedoms from the island. The United States is taking concerted action to support the cause of the Cuban people.”Biden mentioned in a meeting at the White House with Cuban-Americans in a meeting after the measure announced by the Treasury Department.
In addition to sanctions, the United States government provides a wide range of options in response to the demonstrations, including guaranteeing Internet access to Cubans, and dialogues have been initiated to establish a policy in relation to remittances in order to ensure that the money sent by Cubans to their country of origin reaches their families directly.
The meeting was held after weeks of the demonstrations in the island country, as well as the immediate restrictions that were imposed against Cuba due to the repression given to the protests.
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As confirmed by the Treasury Department, the Cuban government called on the National Revolutionary Policy to attack the protesters, which allowed various abuses to be carried out against government opponents during the demonstrations.